CVC  Hearst

     Office Locations:

300 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-649-2000



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; significant holdings in automotive, electronic and medical/ pharmaceutical business information companies; a 50 percent stake in global ratings agency Fitch Group; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate. Founded in 1995, Hearst Ventures is one of the most active and successful corporate venture funds in the U.S., investing in the intersecting worlds of media and technology. Hearst Ventures' initial investment is typically $2 million to $10 million, but the group does not have a cap on future investment amounts, and considers larger investments. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures, led by managing director Ellen Koskinas, and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab, led by chief innovation officer for healthcare Justin Graham, MD, MS.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Darcy Frisch Vice President
    David Famolari Managing Director
    Kenneth A. Bronfin Senior Managing Director
    Megumi Ikeda Managing Director
    Scott English Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):















      Series B-1 Extension





      Series C





      Series A


      TruValue Labs



      Series A


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      Swirl Networks
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      Tonic Health
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      TruValue Labs
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      Wanderful Media
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